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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Heard Museum

Giving voice to a uniquely American people

three stars

88.07

2301 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 252-8840   Web Site
EIN: 86-0107517

Board Leadership
Wick Pilcher
Chair

CEO
David M. Roche
Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.07 three stars
  Financial 84.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1929, the Heard Museum works to educate the public about the heritage and living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the peoples of the Southwest. Since its founding as a small museum in a small southwestern town, the Heard has grown in size and stature to where now it is recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. The Heard is a living museum - giving voice to a uniquely American people. Through innovative programs, world-class exhibitions and unmatched festivals, the Heard Museum sets the standard nationally for collaborating with Native people to present first-person voices. Partnerships with American Indian artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

Opened in 1929, the Heard Museum works to educate the public about the heritage and living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the peoples of the Southwest. Since its founding as a small museum in a small southwestern town, the Heard has grown in size and stature to where now it is recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. The Heard is a living museum - giving voice to a uniquely American people. Through innovative programs, world-class exhibitions and unmatched festivals, the Heard Museum sets the standard nationally for collaborating with Native people to present first-person voices. Partnerships with American Indian artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

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Financial

three stars

84.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heard Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heard Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heard Museum (AZ) 88.07 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.47 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 86.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,762,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $928,772
   Fundraising Events $914,112
   Related Organizations $128,704
   Government Grants $200,020
Total Contributions $4,934,413
   Program Service Revenue $2,046,825
Total Primary Revenue $6,981,238
   Other Revenue $2,054,643
TOTAL REVENUE $9,035,881
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,779,291
   Administrative Expenses $2,265,530
   Fundraising Expenses $604,122
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,648,943
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,613,062
   
Net Assets $24,509,025

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 88.07 three stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 82.50 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 84.74 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 83.86 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 84.54 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 77.19 two stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 80.59 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 81.18 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 73.84 two stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 83.68 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 71.42 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 74.99 two stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 78.77 two stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 90.57 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 85.71 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 90.77 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 90.45 four stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 90.25 four stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 64.32 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 86-0107517
Name in IRS Master File HEARD MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1936
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$248,555 2.33% David Roche CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heard Museum (AZ) 88.07 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 91.78 four stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 252-8840
fax: (602) 252-9757
EIN: 86-0107517

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Board Leadership

Wick Pilcher
Chair

CEO

David M. Roche
Director and CEO

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